1901 UK Census Collection

This UK Census collection gives details on the records of all those enumerated in the 1901 Census of England and Wales. The United Kingdom Census of 1901 recorded the people residing in every household on the night of 31 March/1 April 1901, and was the fourth of the UK censuses to include details of household members. The Census of England, Wales, Scotland, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man collected detailed information on each individual who spent the night in an individual household.

Information in the 1901 Census records:

  • Name and surname of each person in the property
  • Relationship to head of the family
  • Marital status
  • Age at last birthday
  • Gender
  • Occupation
  • Birthplace
  • Additional information about the dwelling and property was also collected

As with previous Census collections, the Census forms were distributed to all households a couple of days before census night and the completed forms were collected the following day. All forms were meant to accurately reflect each individual's status as of 31 March/1 April 1901 & the household they spent the night in. People who were travelling or living abroad were recorded at the location or place where they spent the night. All of the details from the individual forms were later sorted and copied into The Census books, which are the original records you can view images of today.

H.G. Wells H.G. Wells

Herbert George ’H.G.’ Wells was an English writer, best known for his work in the area of science fiction. He also wrote novels, history, politics and other literary works. Born in Bromley in Kent in 1866, his most notable science fiction works included The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The Island of Doctor Moreau. In the 1901 census, he is living with his second wife, Amy, in Sandgate, near Folkestone.

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